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Potatoes Gratin with Garlic - A French tradition

Course Side Dish
Cuisine French
Keyword garlic, potatoes
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 50 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 5 minutes
Servings: 5
Calories 211 kcal


  • 2 lbs potatoes 2 pound peeled and thinly sliced potatoes
  • 0.25 cup olive oil 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 12 garlic 12 garlic cloves
  • 1 bay leaf 1 bay leaf
  • water as needed boiling water


  1. Preheat oven at 350ᵒ.

  2. In a mixing bowl toss together the potatoes slices and olive oil until all the slices are evenly coated.

  3. Spread half the slices in the bottom of a large shallow 6 cups gratin dish. Distribute the garlic cloves evenly amongst the potatoes and sprinkle with salt.

  4. Add the bay leaf then top with the remaining potatoes slices.

  5. Pour over the boiling water almost to cover, sprinkle with salt to taste and dribble over any oil remaining in the bowl.

  6. Place in the oven and bake until all the water is absorbed, 50- 60 minutes.

  7. If the surface is well coated before then, cover loosely with aluminum foil to protect from darkening further.

  8. Serve hot.

Nutrition Facts
Potatoes Gratin with Garlic - A French tradition
Amount Per Serving
Calories 211 Calories from Fat 99
% Daily Value*
Fat 11g17%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Sodium 19mg1%
Potassium 778mg22%
Carbohydrates 24g8%
Fiber 4g17%
Protein 5g10%
Vitamin C 22.9mg28%
Calcium 67mg7%
Iron 6.1mg34%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.